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Alex Iwobi – I had a good relationship with Leno at Arsenal, reveals conversations with Bassey

Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi has revealed his familiarity with new Fulham teammates Bernd Leno and Calvin Bassey and the conversation he had with the latter before signing for the Cottagers on transfer deadline day.

Iwobi was one of the last two players signed by Fulham in the just-concluded transfer window with the other being Fodé Ballo Touré.

The Hale End Academy product ended his four-year association with Everton after putting pen to paper on a five-year deal with Fulham.

Iwobi is no stranger to Leno as they were teammates at Arsenal while he is teammates with Bassey at the international level.

Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi
Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi

The 27-year-old has revealed that both have welcomed him and Bassey’s excitement to play with him at club level.
“I know some couple of the players. Calvin is my little brother and I had a good relationship with Bernd at Arsenal. They’ve welcomed me already and I am sure everybody in the team is nice as well as them,” Iwobi said to FFCtv on youtube.

Iwobi revealed that he had conversations with Bassey before his transfer to Fulham.

” I spoke with Calvin quite a lot in the previous week. He was telling me to hurry up, we are waiting for you

“I’m sure I’m going to message him when this is done. He’s going to be excited. He’s on international duty but he will see me eventually.”

​Iwobi was Everton’s Players’ Player of the Year last season and will be hoping to hit the ground running quickly at Craven Cottage.

It is unlikely that the Nigeria international will feature for Marco Silva’s side when they face defending champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium today on matchday four of the Premier League.



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